Choosing a destination for your next vacation is a tough decision, especially when you have so many great new cycling trips from Backroads to choose from this year. So, which unforgettable trip will it be? This week, we’ll give you a taste of our six-day, five-night biking adventure to California’s Big Sur Coast. Check back with us for more info on our other new trips!
If you’ve ever wanted to bike California along iconic Route 1 on the central coast, this trip is for you. You’ll enjoy a wide range of experiences, including taking in rugged cliffs plunging into the deep blue Pacific and tasting award-winning wines in the picturesque Santa Ynez Valley. You’ll also experience charming Santa Barbara, a seaside town adored for its Spanish-Colonial Revival architecture and lively waterfront, and enjoy California cuisine, which is as varied and exceptional as the rides themselves.
You might be wondering how much you’ll be biking on this amazing trip, which in one spot sees an elevation change of up to 4,500 feet. The beauty of a Backroads vacation is that the amount of biking is totally up to you. Every Backroads bike trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next, and your traveling companion’s may differ from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.
If you plan to work hard and play hard on this trip, you’ll probably be interested in where you might be relaxing after a fun day on the bike. Backroads has lined up several wonderful places including Two Ventana Inn & Spa in Big Sur. This luxurious getaway is tucked away in wooded hills overlooking the Pacific. It has earned rave reviews from Condé Nast Traveler and the Hideaway Report. We’ve also lined up a stay at Fess Parker Wine Country Inn & Spa in Los Olivos. Here you’ll enjoy tastings for two and a bottle of Fess Parker wine. This luxurious inn features elegant rooms, each with its own fireplace.
One thing Backroads does not offer is a one-size-fits-all trip. Each trip is tailored to suit your needs, from the bike itself to the amount of time you spend cycling. See you soon in California!